Italian Pasta Salad


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Serves 12 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 8

Why I Love This Recipe

My husband is not a big fan of vegetables, but he will eat loads of this stuff!


Ingredients You'll Need

1 (16 ounce) package cooked tri-color spiral pasta
1/2 cup thinly diced carrots
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, diced, or use cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
1 can large black olives sliced
1 jar marinated mushrooms, Italian style, sliced
1 bottle Italian-style salad dressing (we use Bernstein’s Restaurant Recipe)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or cubed mozzarella


Directions

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain. Mix chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, onion, olives, and mushrooms together in large bowl. Combine cooled pasta and vegetables together in large bowl. Pour about 1/4 to 1/2 of the Italian dressing over mixture and mix well. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Add cheese just before serving, and let people add the dressing to their own taste.


Try to use whatever you have on hand; artichokes, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, ham, salami, pepperoni, feta cheese, or provolone are great too. I have also used vinegar and oil with herbs instead of the dressing.


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